We spent the day in Venice today and I have to say it massively beat our expectations. Jan had never been and I last visited 30 years ago and really didn't like it and had no great desire to go back. The weather was fantastic the crowds although very busy were not too bad and surprisingly once away from Marco the prices were reasonable certainly no dearer than any other large city or tourist attraction. It certainly is a beautiful place and exciting and vibrant we had a brilliant day and will certainly be visiting again. Didn't cost me too much either got away with just one Italian leather bag for SWMBO Off to Austria and Germany tomorrow hopefully do the Romantic Rd and some of the Mosel before heading home on about 2nd Oct.